Windows 8.1 is finally available to download in preview form, updating Microsoft’s divisive operating system with new features that should help ease the pain of those turned off by the new-look OS.
The preview build is available for all to try out now. Click here to find out how to give it a go ahead of its late 2013 full release.
We’ve had some hands-on time with the new build of the OS and have picked out fourteen of the best new additions. Check them out below!
The Start button returns!
No more fishing around with gestures and corner hotspots, if you want to jump between the Modern UI and the desktop view there’s now a dedicated Start button in a familiar spot on the desktop. Right clicking it throws up a list of recently used apps and commonly accessed functions and settings too.